The Best Christmas Playlist To Get You In the Spirit!

It just doesn’t really feel like Christmas until we break out the music and this Christmas playlist totally does the trick.  (Of course, it’s not unheard of for Spizzie and myself to listen to Christmas music in the middle of summer, so there’s that.)  There are people who don’t like Christmas music at all and those who refuse to listen to it until December is at least halfway over.  That’s okay, but sometimes we need a little bit to get {Read More}

How To Get Crafty for Christmas!

My fellow crafters can tell you that in a perfect world we would craft every day of the year.  However, we don’t live in a perfect world and most of us rarely get to craft the way we want to. Getting crafty for Christmas can require a little more than getting out the glue and glitter, but it can be both fun and rewarding!  Whether you make things for yourself or to give as gifts, it’s nice to have something you made {Read More}

Decking the Halls at That One Mom!

The halls are being decked as we speak!  I can’t seem to get them just right though.  Bummer for me.  : (  Every time I think I’m finished, I think of something else I would rather have.  The problem is, I don’t have the time to make everything I want and buying it all is surely not an option!! It’s also hard to decorate when you are juggling so many other things.  I’m not sure where I found all of {Read More}

More Ways To Earn Extra Christmas Cash or Jump-Start Your New Year Savings!

One thing a lot of people seem to be working toward this year is a debt-free holiday season.  There are a lot of ways to earn extra Christmas cash and I’ve actually already covered a few in my 10 Easy Ways To Earn Extra Christmas Cash post.  Here are just a few more: TopCashBack–I actually forgot I had even used this program.  I found my username and password on a random piece of paper and thought I would login just for kicks! {Read More}

My Best Tips & Tricks for Christmas Holiday Prep!

I know, I know.  You don’t even have to tell me that’s it’s just the start of November and not even time to think about Christmas.  Except that, in my world, it’s always time to think about Christmas! Not only do I love that most happy of holidays, but if I didn’t think about it so much I would never get anything finished.  Today I am going to share some of my best tips and tricks for Christmas holiday preparation. {Read More}

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart I started off the Holiday Season like a whirlwind.  I had big dreams and plans and calendars full of ideas.  Now, Christmas Day has come and gone and my big plans fizzled out before we even got there. Truthfully, they didn’t all just die out.  Some of them, I let go on their merry way just because I couldn’t be faced with finishing them.  I stalled and restarted and then {Read More}

We Need A Little Christmas: Front Porch Welcome!!

We Need A Little Christmas: Front Porch Welcome!! Let me just tell ya–I didn’t think I was ever going to get to decorate my porch!  My weird work schedule gives me a couple of hours in the mornings to work on things and it’s dark by the time I get home.  Add to that copious amounts of wind and rain and you can probably see why I had issues. I finally just braved the weather and started it.  I was {Read More}

My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List (And A Free Printable)!

Does anyone else remember the days of the special edition Christmas catalogs–glossy magazine pages filled with carefully photographed wonders that just begged to be circled with a big red marker?!?  I remember those well, as does my mother.  She commented just the other day that she knew as soon as I saw them I would ask for everything on every page.  And apparently, if I was told to narrow it down to just one thing, I would generally pick the {Read More}

Welcome To A Little Christmas Every Day!

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to move on to bigger and better things.  Thanksgiving is coming up, but even better than that, it’s almost Christmas!!  (I apologize if Thanksgiving is your absolute favorite holiday.  I don’t want you to feel bad, but Christmas is AWESOME!) In case you didn’t know, I love pretty much everything about Christmas–the food, the music, the meaning.  There just seems to be a better feeling in the air.  Not to mention what a {Read More}

Goodbye Christmas Home Tour

As much as I wanted to share my Christmas house with you, it just wasn’t meant to be.  Between the cooking and the cleaning and the celebrating and the kidney stone passing, there just wasn’t time. And as much as I would LOVE to leave my decorations up for at least half the year, some people who live here don’t like the look as much as I do.  As sad as it makes me, it’s time to say goodbye to all {Read More}